2005 Ford Escape Q&A
2005 Ford Escape Question: Flashing Check Engine Light
Do not ignore a flashing check engine light. It is usually an indication of engine misfire, and excessive fuel getting into the catalytic converter as a result. This could damage the cat at some point pretty quickly if left unchecked. You likely have leaking coil boots - leaking spark. Plugs and boots will likely fix your problem. A coil could be faulty too - and testing will determine what codes are in the processor that will lead to looking at which cylinder is in question specifically. - DaveJHM
Problem started a year ago with an intermittent check engine light. Rough idle after being run for a while and then restarted, also lacks power at times.
When weather is wet or damp my car misses and almost dies, the engine lite flashes. New plugs still does it. I thought I smelled a hot wire a couple of months ago.
Pass couple weeks, the throttle playe area was cleaned wasn't crack& installed new air filter. Then the car felt like it has a misfiring with a soft popping noise in the throttle body area. The che...